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Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (IACDL)

About the IACDL


  • Executive Director: Angela Ramage-Wolf
  • President: Lakshmi E. Jha
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Website: www.iacdl.net
  • Focus: Criminal Defense
  • OrgType: Nonprofit

Mission and History

The Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers was founded in 1986. IACDL is not-for profit organization dedicated to defending the rights of all persons as guaranteed by the United States Constitution. Members of IACDL include public defenders and private criminal defense lawyers throughout Illinois.

The IACDL fosters independent and able criminal defense lawyers in Illinois and ensures the due process for people accused of crimes. The IACDL maintains a platform for criminal defense lawyers through its membership and provides training and tools to its members to better their practice. 

The IACDL is an affiliate organization of the National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). 



Board of Directors

Lakshmi Elkhanialy Jha
ST Charles, IL
Brittany Pedersen
Brittany Pedersen
President Elect
St. Charles, IL
Anthony William Hill
First Vice President
Chicago, IL
Jonathan Marshall Brayman
Second Vice President
Chicago, IL
Mark Herbert Kusatzky
Nfield, IL
Tracey L. Harkins
Tracey L. Harkins
Chicago, IL
Justin Alexander Kuehn
Immediate Past President
Belleville, IL

Contact the IACDL

Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (IACDL)
1440 West Taylor Street #811
Chicago, IL 60607
Office: (312) 401-8090
Fax: (312) 602-4964

Online Profiles

More About the IACDL

IACDL Committees

IACDL encourages its members to join a committee and get involved. The IACDL committees include:

  • Social Events
  • Membership
  • Nominating
  • Amicus
  • Budget
  • DUI
  • Legislative
  • Bylaws
  • Law Professor
  • Awards
  • CLE

Directory of Criminal Defense Lawyers in Illinois

Lawyer Legion maintains a statewide directory of criminal defense lawyers in Illinois which includes both IACDL members and non-members. To help the public find the best choices when searching for a criminal defense attorney, Lawyer Legion recognizes Illinois attorneys for their involvement and leadership within the IACDL and other professional associations. This includes recognition for IACDL members who have updated their Lawyer Legion profile to include information about their involvement with the IACDL.

Use this directory to find and an Illinois criminal defense lawyer in your local area. Start by choosing your county from the list below.

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